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'73 Tail lights

Post by dub-ya on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:34 pm

Just starting on this resto, it was my late brothers car. I've never liked the big 'ol tail-lights and would like to do something different. Any ideas? I'm not looking to keep it stock BTW. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by Grifspop on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:45 pm

There are some flush looking tail lights that some guys are running

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=993702
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by DiggerD on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:05 pm

Just find some 71 or 72 fenders and run the smaller lights........ Suspect
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by fried_chicken on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:07 pm

X2... But if you get the flat type lenses make sure and get good ones not cheap ones i think that empi makes i had some and they cracked like crazy easy.
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by rpm750 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:57 pm

Welcome Brent.

I'm x3 on the 68-72 tail lights. I think the 70-72 are larger but either way it will be better than those big ones. Just my .02.
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by dub-ya on Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:03 pm

Thanks y'all. I think I'll go with the fender swap. Thanks for the welcome Bob Very Happy
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by IRONHEAD on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:26 pm

just scrolling thru the web site and caught your post. where in jackson are you.
i'm just off barnets bridge. i have some 71 stuff.

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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by IRONHEAD on Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:27 pm

i also have a 64 i'm restoring

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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by dub-ya on Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:53 pm

I live off of 16, actually in Jenkinsburg. Do you have the rear fenders and tail lights from the '71? If you do how much would you want for the pair? I'm trying to get away from the big tail lights. Thanks.

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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by vwtattooed on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:11 am

glad to see you made it here Brent...we met at Summit.
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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by Cambur on Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:12 pm

i did the fender swap on my 74, i hated those elephant foot taillights, and the big bumpers (had to get creative with those).

i went with 70-72 lights (w/reflector) and later wished i had went with the 68-69 lights...


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Re: '73 Tail lights

Post by Laz on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:57 pm

im not a big fan of the elephant feet either. CSP (http://www.csp-shop.com/cgi-bin/cshop2/front/shop_main.cgi?func=anzeige&wkid=59016052764&rub1=Electric&rub2=Lights%20and%20Bulbs%2CTail%20Lights%2CBug%2CComplete%20Taillight%20Units) has some really nice repros that dont look bad at all. i went the cost effective route and its one of the most asked questions about my car, "Where did those taillights come from?"
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